Manchester United are set to take on Leicester City in the premier league game on Saturday night, 23 December 2017 at King Power Stadium in Leicester. Manchester United will be looking to reduce the gap at top of the table if City drop points against Bournemouth. Manchester United have only lost twice this season while Leicester City have been in a good form of late and will be confident of getting something out of this match.
Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
27′ 1 – 0 Jamie Vardy scored after a superb counter attack move by Leicester City with Mahrez setting him up nicely inside the box.
40′ 1 – 1 Juan Mata scored with a deft touch in crowded Leicester City box to bring United back on level terms just before the half time.
60′ 1 – 2 Juan Mata made it 2-1 for United with an absolute peach of a freekick from the edge of the box as United took the lead at King Power Stadium.
Leicester City vs Manchester United Highlights
[English Premier League, 23 December 2017 2017 ]
Kickoff-time: 19:45 uk time
Channel: SkySports (UK), NBC SN (US)
Match highlights: if you missed the live action, you can always visit this page to get full match replay video after the game.
Last season United completed a very comprehensive double over Leicester City winning both of their premier league games 4-1 and 3-0 and also defeated Leicester 2-1 in the community shield game at the start of the season. Their most recent meeting was at King Power stadium back in February 2017 when United ran out comfortable 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic and Mata.
Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City – August 2017
[ Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
53′ 0 – 0 (Missed penalty) Romelu Lukaku failed to convert the penalty in second half.
70′ 1 – 0 Marcus Rashford came on as second half sub to score the opening goal of the game for United.
Match Preview: United has beaten Leicester City twice this season already starting with a 2-1 win in Community Shield at the start of the season and that that incredible first 45 minutes performance at Old Trafford where they put 4 past helpless Leicester. Defending Champions can become the first team to win the title and relegate while still in champions league. Its unbelievable story and if they don’t get their act together they are in a real trouble.
Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
22′ 1 – 0 Chris Smalling scored from a corner kick routine to put United in lead just after Leicester had their best spell in the game.
37′ 2 – 0 Juan Mata nice give and go at the edge of the box opened up Leicester defence and he scored with a superb left footed strike to make it 2-0.
40′ 3 – 0 Marcus Rashford got himself on the scoresheet when Mata’s cut back found him unmarked inside the box.
42′ 4 – 0 Paul Pogba scored his first goal for Manchester United to make it 4-0 before halftime.
60′ 4 – 1 Demarai Gray scored absolute peach of a goal after cutting inside from the left and unleashing a beautiful curing effort on the far post.
Team News & Lineups: Jose Mourinho will take charge of first competitive game as United manager while new signings, Zlatain Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly are expected to make their official debuts for United against Leicester City.
Leicester on the other hand has managed to hold on to their two key players in Jamie Vardy and Riyadh Mahrez and also added talented forward in Ahmad Musa who scored twice against Barcelona in friendly game last week. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday.
Match Predictions: A great game for the neutrals and of course Leicester City who can make history by winning their very first premier league title but United have been in pretty good form of late and they will be slightly favourite going into the game specially considering Vardy is suspended. I am going with a narrow 1-0 win for Manchester United in this one.
An absolutely cracking game at Old Trafford sawa Leicester City trying to win the premier league title but they started at the backfoot when United scored through Martial but they did equalized minutes later through West Morgan.
17′ 1 – 1 Wes Morgan equalized for Leicester City with a thumping header in 17th minute of the game. Both teams went into the break 1-1 but Leicester were looking more likely to catch United on the break than otherway around as they game wore on in second half.